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Christiane Northrup: Ageists Beware, This Doctor Is Onto You

By on March 20, 2015

Christiane Northrup is a gutsy doctor that has been leading the way toward more holistic women’s healthcare for 30 years.

She has a lot to teach us.

In her most recent book, Goddesses Never Age, and accompanying video series, The Ageless Goddess Online Course, she is taking on the bullies of the ageist gang.DrNorthrup

Many of the ideas she shares in the series echo the teachings of the Fertile Heart OVUM Practice and the ideas I shared in The Fertile Female.

Beliefs, thoughts, feelings drive the engine of our lives.

The truth I must also confess, if I’m to speak from a place of integrity, is that after 20 years of working with women steeped in the “Goddess, divine love, chakra, affirmations” consciousness, I have veered away from that language  in my own work. EFT (Emotional Freedome Technique) which is also featured in Dr. Northrup’s series, has become a widely used tool for everything from weight loss to depression.  Soothing and reassuring ourselves by touch of any kind is a natural human tendency and can be quite healing.

If you want gold I’d also encourage digging deeper.

Having said all this, I do think there will be a whole lot in Goddesses Never Age and in her video series that will be worth watching.  If you want to check out the series, just click on the image above and watch the video. The online course is available at a discounted price until Monday night 3/23.

As I watch this or any other learning tool, I will do, what I encourage my clients to do with my work. Take what resonates and leave the rest.

Happy learning,

Julia

 

4 Responses to “Christiane Northrup: Ageists Beware, This Doctor Is Onto You”

  1. Lori says:

    Wonderful blog post Julia! It was because of Dr. Northup that I found Fertile Female and the OVUM practice. Just the other day on the Today show there was a segment that focused on women’s ages and the correlations to happiness, success, etc. Here are a few examples:

    15 – has her first kiss
    18 – average age to lose virginity
    27 – finds the one
    34 – happiest time in life
    39 – earns the most money
    48 – gives up wearing bikinis

    I was disturbed by this as it reinforces that any age(just a combination of digits) identifies who you are, what you can or cannot do, what experiences you have. Now I know all of us in the FH community can probably give completely different numbers for any of these categories but more importantly- maybe there is no definitive age to do or have any of this and more. Donning a bikini on a beach vacation you’ve saved up for your whole life shouldn’t be frowned upon because your numbers are above 48 or that your peak happiness is slated to last one year in your 30s. Thus, any of us fretting over becoming pregnant at an “advanced age” should be redirected to the notion that our age is merely a symbolic marker of our life’s journey, experiences and the love we have accumulated thus far. It is not a written law or rule that defies our maternal power.

    • Heather says:

      Well said Lori! I found those numbers to be insulting and demeaning. So I am too old to be happy and I should be ashamed for not being average?

  2. Katy G says:

    thank you for sharing this Julia. MH shared a link in the forums with her not too long ago and I love how she points out that she helped deliver a ton of babies from moms in their 40s when she trained in a catholic hospital. When I was in nursing school in the maternity ward I took care of a mom in her 40s and she was so calm and in tune with her baby. (I was a mere 19 years old at the time so I though she was pretty cool).

    I have dabbled in EFT before as well as reiki and accupuncture obviously. I think though my biggest issue in the past is I have not allowed myself to feel the really tough emotions. I am really starting to feel them now which is probably why this past week has been so hard but I am reminding myself that is what I need to do. I am coming out on the other side with another realization and that actually feels pretty good. Knowing where the hurt is coming from and knowing I can work with it feels alot more liberating than wallowing around like a helpless victim. (which I have a black belt in). I guess I was always hoping I would be one of your “insta” success stories and get pregnant right after a workshop but again I am realizing this is where I need to be b/c honestly I have learned more about myself in the last few months after the workshop my husband and I attended than I have the in years before it. I guess my digging for gold is learning where all this hurt is coming from, loving it and becoming a balanced and healed me. thank you

    • FindingFaith21 says:

      Katy, I can so relate. I heard of so many women who got pregnant right after the workshop, or pregnant as soon as they made reservations to attend the workshop, or even as soon as they read the last chapter of “Inconceivable” and downed a shot of wheatgrass. I thought I, too, would be one of them. A year in, I’m not. And it makes me not just angry, but filled with doubt what I’m doing. My RE told me, “The one rule in fertility is if you try something and it doesn’t work, try something else.” Um, yeah. Did that for ages, but bouncing around the fertility merry-go-round made me insane. I know I’m on the right path here; I’m just impatient as hell. haha Like you said, you are learning so much about yourself in this journey. I am, too. When I was upset that I wasn’t pregnant this month after really cutting through some awesome mental red tape in the past few weeks, I found some light. I realized I still haven’t tapped into some big tools I know I need, not just for the baby but for my life. Like writing, trying EFT, being more creative, making self-care more of a priority. I don’t think (most days) that the universe has this giant checklist and once I completed all of my tasks I’m rewarded with a baby . But I do think I won’t get that baby until I make more progress.



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